We cannot get through the summer without at least one mention of World War II and in particular the Battle of Britain, which commemorates its 70th anniversary this year. Now most 1940s costume requests we receive tend to be for uniforms, particularly when it comes to males (makes them look ‘dashing’, don’t you know!) but sometimes original uniforms can be a wee bit small, not to mention hot and heavy. The replica uniforms that Props n Frocks currently offer for sale tend to be American based, a 1940s American GI Costumes for men and women, so hiring may be a better bet, particularly if you are heading off to the likes of Goodwood during August or September, or the Twinwood festival (August 28th-30th).
At Props n Frocks, we also stock a range of accessories such as seamed stockings, a gas mask and that essential requirement for those in uniform, the Brigadier or Wing Commander Moustache (if you haven’t cultivated your own). For those preferring civvies, our range of pinstripe Gangster Costumes will work for those 1940s Spivs, and if you have your own suit, you could include a Spiv moustache and a trilby hat, to complete the look.